Red Dress Gathering

Red Dress Day, also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S), is observed on May 5th. Red Dress Day was inspired by Métis artist Jaime Black’s REDress Project installation, in which she hung empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered women.

On Saturday, May 4, Red Dress Awareness Southwest is hosting a Red Dress Day presentation and beading workshop at the Swift Current Branch Library (please see poster below).

We are also hanging red dresses on trees throughout the city from May 2-6 to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People, and their families and loved ones, and to increase people’s awareness about this important issue. We invite you to join us in showing support by hanging red dresses outside your home, business, organization, or school, and by displaying a red dress image in your window, and by learning more about Red Dress Day and MMIWG2S. Below are some resources for teachers and all of us to potentially use and share.

Presentation on MMIWG2S with a beading workshop to follow // More information: //


May 04 2024


1:00 am - 3:00 pm


Swift Current Branch Library